Apr 30, 2018 -- 5:23PM, stu wrote:
Think you have to factor in the most recent form (i.e. here) as well - he beat the Selby-slayer Perry easily once the chips were down. In his other tournies he might have lost such matches, so his most recent form is basically very good.
He took his chances well in the final session against Perry, but it was like some mug from the local pool hall wearing a Perry mask turned up for those final few frames. It wasn't the Perry who had competed so well for the rest of the tournament.
May 1, 2018 -- 4:02AM, gjohn101 wrote:
That’s an interesting one. Only thing is a guy in Allen’s position would have to be careful with his ranking because the top 16 is where you still have to be. Don’t think the gap between 16 and 17 in tennis is all that profound. Don’t know if guys are deliberately going out with their b games, just seems to be a hard sport to find consistency nowadays.
And that is my other concern. He was in and on match ball against Williams in China which would have guaranteed his Top 16 place and need not to qualify for the worlds. He missed a simple pot, Williams cleared up, and it was only results elsewhere that meant he was there by right.